History Film / Newsies

27th Feb '16 5:28:33 PM hamza678
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* IdiotBall: Jack specifically tells Denton not to put his picture in the paper, but later when he whips his camera out and takes a picture of all the newsies, Jack doesn't duck down or cover his face or even move so as to make it blur. This leads to trouble when [[spoiler:Warden Snyder sees the picture and figures out that "Francis Sullivan" is now using the name "Jack Kelly".]] Of course, the subsequent plot is dependent on this happening, but why didn't they just have Jack be taken by surprise? Instead, he sees the camera and even points it out to the others.



* PlotInducedStupidity: Jack specifically tells Denton not to put his picture in the paper, but later when he whips his camera out and takes a picture of all the newsies, Jack doesn't duck down or cover his face or even move so as to make it blur. This leads to trouble when [[spoiler:Warden Snyder sees the picture and figures out that "Francis Sullivan" is now using the name "Jack Kelly".]] Of course, the subsequent plot is dependent on this happening, but why didn't they just have Jack be taken by surprise? Instead, he sees the camera and even points it out to the others.
15th Feb '16 5:45:05 PM RavenShy1025
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*BigShutUp: Katherine gets a ''beautiful'' one when Jack continues their argument after [[spoiler: they kiss.]]
--> '''Katherine:''' Now would be a good time for you to ''shut up!''
12th Dec '15 10:59:12 PM Mikeyfan93
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'''Newsies''' is a 1992 film produced by Disney. It is a live-action [[TheMusical musical]] that follows the story of a group of newsboys in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity in 1899, who strike against the city's biggest newspapers and their publishers after the price of newspapers goes up. It was a box office bomb when it was first released and severely mocked by critics (Leonard Maltin went as far as calling it "[[Film/HowardTheDuck Howard the Newsboy]]"), but a combination of releases on home video and DVD, airings on the DisneyChannel, the Internet, and word of mouth has given it a monster-sized cult following. [[VindicatedByHistory Go figure]]. A Broadway adaptation hit in 2012 and was promptly sold out and showered in Tony noms. It won two, for Best Choreography and Best Score, winning Alan Menken his first Tony.

It should also be noted that the film was also directed by Kenny Ortega, the guy who would go on to be responsible for the ''HighSchoolMusical'' films.

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'''Newsies''' is a 1992 film produced by Disney. It is a live-action [[TheMusical musical]] that follows the story of a group of newsboys in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity in 1899, who strike against the city's biggest newspapers and their publishers after the price of newspapers goes up. It was a box office bomb when it was first released and severely mocked by critics (Leonard Maltin went as far as calling it "[[Film/HowardTheDuck Howard the Newsboy]]"), but a combination of releases on home video and DVD, airings on the DisneyChannel, the Internet, and word of mouth has given it a monster-sized cult following. [[VindicatedByHistory Go figure]]. A Broadway adaptation hit in 2012 and was promptly sold out and showered in Tony noms.nominations. It won two, for Best Choreography and Best Score, winning Alan Menken his first Tony.

It should also be noted that the film was also directed by Kenny Ortega, the guy who would go on to be responsible for direct the ''HighSchoolMusical'' films.
28th Oct '15 9:29:28 AM jkrfan7
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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Medda is a showgirl singer who helps the newsies throughout the strike.
7th Sep '15 12:43:18 PM nombretomado
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'''Newsies''' is a 1992 film produced by Disney. It is a live-action [[TheMusical musical]] that follows the story of a group of newsboys in NewYorkCity in 1899, who strike against the city's biggest newspapers and their publishers after the price of newspapers goes up. It was a box office bomb when it was first released and severely mocked by critics (Leonard Maltin went as far as calling it "[[Film/HowardTheDuck Howard the Newsboy]]"), but a combination of releases on home video and DVD, airings on the DisneyChannel, the Internet, and word of mouth has given it a monster-sized cult following. [[VindicatedByHistory Go figure]]. A Broadway adaptation hit in 2012 and was promptly sold out and showered in Tony noms. It won two, for Best Choreography and Best Score, winning Alan Menken his first Tony.

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'''Newsies''' is a 1992 film produced by Disney. It is a live-action [[TheMusical musical]] that follows the story of a group of newsboys in NewYorkCity UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity in 1899, who strike against the city's biggest newspapers and their publishers after the price of newspapers goes up. It was a box office bomb when it was first released and severely mocked by critics (Leonard Maltin went as far as calling it "[[Film/HowardTheDuck Howard the Newsboy]]"), but a combination of releases on home video and DVD, airings on the DisneyChannel, the Internet, and word of mouth has given it a monster-sized cult following. [[VindicatedByHistory Go figure]]. A Broadway adaptation hit in 2012 and was promptly sold out and showered in Tony noms. It won two, for Best Choreography and Best Score, winning Alan Menken his first Tony.
13th Jul '15 5:53:29 AM nanakiro
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* AcceptableTargets: When trying to figure out which headlines would help them sell more papers, one newsie suggests a crooked politician. He gets shouted down because "that ain't news no more!"

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* AcceptableTargets: When trying to figure out which headlines would help them sell more papers, one newsie suggests a crooked politician. He gets shouted down because "that ain't news no more!"



* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: During the nuns scene in "Carrying the Banner", a woman walks through the crowd of newsies, looking for her missing son. She is never seen again and, according to the audio commentary of the film, serves no purpose other than to show how common it was for children to run away from home during those days.



* CreatorBacklash: Christian Bale hated working on the film, and swore he'd never do another musical.



* DawsonCasting: Several of the stage cast are considerably older than the ages of their characters. Jeremy Jordan and Andrew Keenan-Bolger, who respectively played the 17-year-old Jack Kelly and 15-year-old Crutchie in the original Broadway run, are both in their late 20s/early 30s.
5th Jul '15 12:27:48 PM YasminPerry
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2nd Jun '15 12:06:23 PM Tallens
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* WardensAreEvil: Warden Snyder, the head of the New York "refuge", where boys and young men convicted of crimes are sent to be "re-socialized" and turned into productive members of society. In reality Snyder pockets most of the money intended to be used for the boys' upkeep, leaving them living in basically a poorhouse. He also seems to use his charges as his personal servants.
3rd Jan '15 9:07:26 AM Jeduthun
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* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: Ann-Margret's solo is seemingly included, as Creator/RogerEbert quipped, "just so that they could say there's an Ann-Margret number in the movie."
22nd Dec '14 10:08:40 AM firecat88
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* DawsonCasting: Several of the stage cast are considerably older than the ages of their characters. Jeremy Jordan and Andrew Keenan-Bolger, who respectively played the 17-year-old Jack Kelly and 15-year-old Crutchie in the original Broadway run, are both in their late 20s/early 30s.
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